Ruth Goes Shopping by George Murphy


Ruth Goes Shopping by George Murphy

This book aims to develop young children's interest and enjoyment in reading. You can use it in many ways to help young children to learn to read. It can also help older children, who can read a little, to become better readers. The book also helps young children to learn to count through telling a simple story which involves lots of numbers set in a familiar context. You, or an older child, could share the book with a young child. Begin by talking about the pictures on the cover. Ask the child to tell you what they can see, and what they think the book might be about. Ask the child if they've been shopping. If so, ask wher they went, who they went with, what they bought. Then, go through the book page by page, talking with the child about the pictures and what is happening. Count the items in the pictures with the child. Besides the items in the sentences, there are many other things to count in the pictures. Read each sentence for the child. You could then ask the child to repeat after you, or to point to individual words as you say them. After soem practice, the child may be able to read the sentences for themselves. As you do all these things, the child will be learning about the words and pictures. They will also be learning how we read books in English, by turning the pages carefully, moving our eyes from left to right to follow the words. When you have gone through the story, you will find some activities to help practice counting on pages 20-24. Above all, help the child to enjoy this book. In this way, they should become interested in reading. Then they will want to learn more and become independent readers!

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24 pages


George Murphy
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Publication date

15th September 2001



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